ADA / LEED

ADA Product & Compliance

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits the exclusion of people with disabilities from everyday activities. Bathrooms in all facilities must be made accessible for people with disabilities.

We stock a wide range of products that meet all ADA requirements for public restrooms, including:

  • Mirrors (adjustable and fixed)
  • Paper towel dispensers
  • Soap dispensers
  • Toilet Paper Dispensers
  • Feminine napkin disposal units
  • Grab bars
  • Trash receptacles
  • Hand dryers

Tax Credits & Deductions

To assist businesses with complying with the ADA, Section 44 of the IRS Code allows a tax credit for small businesses and Section 190 of the IRS Code allows a tax deduction for all businesses.

The tax credit is available to businesses that have total revenues of $1,000,000 or less in the previous tax year or 30 or fewer full-time employees. This credit can cover 50% of the eligible access expenditures in a year up to $10,250 (maximum credit of $5000). The tax credit can be used to offset the cost of undertaking barrier removal and alterations to improve accessibility; providing accessible formats such as Braille, large print and audio tape; making available a sign language interpreter or a reader for customers or employees, and for purchasing certain adaptive equipment.

The tax deduction is available to all businesses with a maximum deduction of $15,000 per year. The tax deduction can be claimed for expenses incurred in barrier removal and alterations.


LEED 2009 V3 Certification

Building Reuse MR Credit 1.2

  • Solid Surface
  • Solid Surface Veneer

Construction Waste Management MR Credit 2.0

  • Solid Plastic
  • Powder Coated Steel
  • Stainless Steel

Material Reuse MR Credit 3.0

  • Solid Surface
  • Solid Surface Veneer

Recycled Content MR Credit 4.0

  • High Pressure Laminate
  • Solid Phenolic Core
  • Solid Phenolic Core With PVC Edging
  • Evergreen
  • Q6 and Q6 Phenolic
  • Solid Plastic (HDPE) * Applies only to certain colors
  • Powder Coated Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Solid Surface
  • Solid Surface Veneer

Local and Regional Materials MR Credit 5.0

  • *4 Toilet Partition Manufacturing Plants, for raw material locations

Certified Wood MR Credit 7.0

  • High Pressure Laminate
  • Solid Phenolic Core
  • Solid Phenolic Core With PVC Edging
  • Evergreen
  • Q6 and Q6 Phenolic

Low Emitting Materials IEQ Credit 4.4

  • High Pressure Laminate
  • Phenolic Core and Phenolic core with PVC edging
  • Powder Coated Steel and Stainless Steel *Applies to the honeycomb
  • Solid Surface Veneer *Applies to particleboard and MDF

Regional Priority Credit 1.0

  • *Applies to all materials depending on job site zip code

 

For more information visit www.ampco.com. You can also visit www.usbgc.org for more detailed information.